Zia Teresa
Zia Teresa

Zia Teresa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ziateresa.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02075897634
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon-Sat: 12:00pm-17:00pm, 17:30pm-22:30pm Sun: 12:30pm-18:30pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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A word from Zia Teresa
Zia Teresa, The Independent's "Best Neighbourhood Restaurant" for "serving hit-the-spot, reliable Italian food," is the quintessential neighbourhood Italian restaurant nestled right in the chic heart of Knightsbridge. For a genuine authentic Italian dining experience, Zia Teresa, ideally located in Hans Road across from Harrods serves seasonal and regional dishes ranging from traditional homemade pasta such as Fettucine del dia with creamy truffle sauce, local seafood recipes Gamberoni al Guazzetto, healthy fresh fish courses to Italian classics from Scaloppa alla Milanese, Risotto Al Funghi Porcini or a Fritto Misto. And there’s some excellent and good value Italian wines and prosecco cocktails to accompany your meal.
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Zia Teresa reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since 22 October 2013
Average Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.6
  • Ambience3.4
    Value3.6
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
outstanding value (4)pre/post theatre (4)romance (3)fit for foodies (3)special occasions (3)child friendly (3)group bookings (3)brunch (2)sunday lunch (2)business meals (1)Show More
  • ditdot
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    We had dined at this restaurant many times over the years, but this was the first occasion since 2012. The standard of food I didn't consider was anywhere as good, and the cost had rocketed, £102 for two, for an unforgettable meal - 2 starters, 2 mains, 1 pudding, 2 beers and a bottle of water - never again.
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  • Ordinary italian style restaurant
    Alfred
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    Location good presentation very mediocre. Old fashioned.
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  • What Happened this time?
    MelleMelVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Usually alwasy have a fantastic time at Zia Teresa, however this time the service was terrible, the waitress knew nothing about the menu or much of anything, and the bathrooms were truly filthy! Hopefully a one off!
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  • Interesting..
    HungryHippo
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Too much to mention in one review, so in short it is as follows: took a long time to be seated, stood waiting for quite a while, in the end hung our own coats up and took our seats. Mains were okay, however not all prices seemed reasonable, portion sizes between plates was imbalanced, I finished my meal before my friends were even half way through theirs. Ordered drinks afterwards which didn't come, asked again and when they finally arrived they were wrong, to which the waiter argued it was correct, he then reluctantly took them away and then agreed they were not correct. Maitre d' saved the experience from being an utter disaster by giving us a free round of drinks with our bill. Overall, 6/10, would have been 4/10 but for the maitre d'.
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  • disappointing
    foodie87
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    We chose this restaurant as the website stated that valentines diners received a free cocktail so we felt we were getting something extra than the many other italian restaurants were offering. Reviews also stated that it was a reliable italian restaurant with fresh ingredients. However, when we arrived we asked about the cocktail only to be told it was £ 19 each for a glass. The food was awful my partner had chicken that was watery and had no flavour. I had an over microwaved lasagne that was brown in colour had no sauce and the meat tasted cheap. We expected good things from this restaurant just across the road from harrods but could not have been more disappointed with our valentines dinner. We will not return!
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  • Great scaloppine but poor pasta
    ChKs
    Dined on 23/12/2013
    Had great Scalopine Milanese, but the bolognese was a disgrace for an Italan restaurant. Hard, dry sauce, lifeless dish which tasted like was out of the microwave. Overpriced.
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  • Ladies Lunch
    Ceh23
    Dined on 23/12/2013
    My girlfriends and I have a wonderful lunch at Zia Teresa. We all had the set menu which was 2 courses for £14.95 this worked perfectly for us. The salmon starter although far to cold was still tasty and the truffle ravioli was delicious. This restaurant has been a staple lunch spot for us when shopping at Harrods for christmas and has never disappointed.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food,good wine,good people
    AlanHinSA
    Dined on 14/12/2013
    An enjoyable evening with good food and wine at a reasonable price. Found the room to be a bit stuffy but then we were seated next to the kitchen. Impressively we were a group of ten and all the food arrived together and hot! That alone commends the restaurant. Finally service was really good, nothing too much trouble for the staff who were also not afraid to recommend. Will I go back again? Definitely.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza the action
    Muncher
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    We ate at the restaurant after a long day shopping. The waiter was very friendly and helpful. We were unsure of what pizza to order so he brought out a slice of the beef for us to try before making our minds up. One had the beef pizza and the other the four seasons. The beef pizza was really nice but the four seasons not so much. We were going to order dessert but a large family with babies sat next to us (well gone 10pm on a Saturday?) and it got loud so we didn't bother. We would return for a decent pizza but would not have the four seasons again. We had a carafe of red and the bill came to £41 including service. We would have tipped but don't like the automatic addition most places do now. Overall it was a pleasant experience.
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  • Always brilliant
    MelleMelVIP
    Dined on 30/11/2013
    A wonderful Italian - far for me to get to, but worth it!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian & GF items
    Vincenzza
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    A place that not only offers gluten free pasta, but manages to cook it al dente? I'm in heaven only issue is that sometimes the restaurant gets a bit warm!
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since 22 October 2013
    • Average Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambience3.9
    • Service4
    • Value4
  • The following 203 reviews are from the Zia Teresa reviews archive.
  • Good Food & Location
    DiningKingVIP
    Dined on 30/9/2013
    We went Zia Teresa after struggling to find any restaurant that really intrigued us... It didn't disappoint. The service was good as was the food. It's in a great location - next to Harrods and so we were surprised it wasn't expensive, in fact the the prices were great.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Zia Teresa ho-hum
    katmckenneyVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    I was disappointed to learn that Zia Teresa had stopped making gluten-free pizza. So instead I had a mozzarella, tomato, and avocado salad. My husband had a steak. All of the food was fine but nothing spectacular. Considering the prices (due to proximity to Selfridges) I'm not sure I'll be back.
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  • Good Feed
    colski
    Dined on 27/6/2013
    Had a great time with friends at Zia Teresa. Found was tasty plus generous in portions and service was good as well, so will definitely go back for seconds and thirds.
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  • Zia Teresa Italian Knightsbridge
    Reviewer1VIP
    Dined on 19/5/2013
    Zia Teresa Italian Knightsbridge good for a quick meal at reasonable prices next to Harrods
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian in London
    dmo817
    Dined on 3/4/2013
    My family of 5 really enjoyed our meal at Zia Teresa's as soon as we walked in the door. We were greeted with a lovely "Buona sera" when we walked in - music to our ears, as we are Americans that were really missing our trip to Italy! The food was all delicious, fresh tasting, and was presented beautifully. We felt the value was great, considering the pricey location that the restaurant is in, and the fact that we all enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent, until the very end when we wanted to get the bill. Our waitress was nowhere to be found! After about 15 minutes of searching for her and trying to get others' attention, we finally got the bill. Get the burrata and mushroom risotto!
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    business meals, romance, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zia Teresa Italian near Harrods
    Reviewer1VIP
    Dined on 20/2/2013
    Zia Teresa Italian near Harrods always reliable good value for money
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zia Teresa Italian near Harrods
    Reviewer1VIP
    Dined on 19/2/2013
    Zia Teresa Italian near Harrods excellent house pasta speciality, good value wine selection
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zia Teresa is gluten-free heaven
    katmckenneyVIP
    Dined on 16/2/2013
    Gluten-free pizza! Gluten-free pasta! I have died and gone to gluten-free heaven. A bit overpriced for what it is (£120 all in for 2 people on a saturday night with no alcohol) but that's Knightsbridge. Food and service were good. Decor a bit questionable. But will be back for more gluten-free delights in future.
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  • Italian Food
    Bonnie
    Dined on 18/1/2013
    Very poor standard of Italian food. My Frito Misto was greasy and not at all crispy. The Lasagna looked tired. We will not be returning.
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  • Zia Teresa Italian near Harrods
    Reviewer1VIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Zia Teresa Italian near Harrods, great for a quick bite mid-shop, decent reliable quality
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review of Zia Teresa
    mikec
    Dined on 4/1/2013
    Four of us went to the restaurant for lunch. It was full of a mix of people; business people, tourists, families, locals. However, the service was friendly and as fast as we needed.The restaurant is extremely handy for shopping at Harrods. We all chose something different and all plates were cleared for two courses.
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    romance, child friendly, group bookings, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zia Teresa Italian next to Harrods
    Reviewer1VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Zia Teresa Italian next to Harrods, quick & decent food, perfect for a break from shopping
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and reasonably
    Londoner
    Dined on 23/11/2012
    Great food and reasonably priced given some of the options in the area. There were 4 people in our group and everyone enjoyed the food!
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  • Is Becoming A Firm Favorite !
    Frogkebab
    Dined on 24/6/2012
    I am frequently dragged around Harrods by my wife and I am glad to say that when we tumbled out the door and found Zia Teresa it was a huge relief. I am now content to suffer the hours of shopping knowing that an excellent meal, with excellent service and great ambience awaits us. If you are in the area you should certainly visit this restaurant. I cannot recommend it enough.
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  • Italian near harrods
    Dstop
    Dined on 23/6/2012
    Food not as good as used to be. There isn't a crowd waiting event though it's harrods sale Will eat the Italian at harrods if there is not such a long queue
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  • Dinner at Zia Teresa
    Hi1Foodie
    Dined on 9/6/2012
    Lovely restaurant to step into and just across the street from Harrods what more could you ask! Totally Italian and friendly staff some of whom have been there for years. We have been going there for a very long time but sadly the menu choice has become a bit "International". Reduced choice on their home made pasta dishes, didn't see their canelloni listed. The mixed vegetables were dire but having said that the Veal Scallopini and Chichen Breast with Fontina cheese/herbs were excellent. Wine very reasonable, good choice of Italian wines and delicious.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zia Teresa
    Foodlover
    Dined on 13/5/2012
    The restaurant reminds me of an authentic italian kitchen. The pasta dishes were delicious. The food is just presented on a plate with no thought to presentation. Portions come across as small - but probably better for keeping a slimmer waist line. The restaurant was busy for a Sunday lunch.
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  • Zia Teresa had an atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/5/2012
    Zia Teresa had an atmosphere which really reminded us of Italian restaurants we have visited on holiday. The service was similar too - a bit hit and miss, really quick at times but a bit odd at others. However, you could certainly have an express lunch here quite quickly. Prices for dinner were steep but in line with this part of London, and it looks like they have special offers at lunchtime. Servings were generous.
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  • Zia Teresa, opposite Harrods. Sple
    luv2dine
    Dined on 28/4/2012
    Zia Teresa, opposite Harrods. Splendid as always!
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  • Zia Teresa in London has been
    gastrozach
    Dined on 22/4/2012
    Zia Teresa in London has been going 55 years. The fried squid came in a light, almost tempura like, batter and went well with a creamy tartare sauce. The zia pasta marries a dark truffle paste with slightly astringent red chicory leaves in a creamy sauce. Wines include a Sicilian sauvignon and some from the Molise area.
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  • Ok Italian
    Babylon
    Dined on 15/4/2012
    I only go when shopping at Hrrod's. Food is ok especially the flavoured truffle dishes but it can get quite busy
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  • We went for dinner to Zia
    SlothiVIP
    Dined on 14/4/2012
    We went for dinner to Zia Teresa on a Saturday night. It seems the place is more a tourist spot as it is next to Harrods. Food was good, but service was a bit abrupt and everything came a bit too quick and hasty for my liking. The place feels also a bit stiff and outdated - there are far better options in the area.
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  • Really busy on Easter Monday
    S1274
    Dined on 9/4/2012
    Really busy on Easter Monday and service was slow, but the food and professionalism of the maitre'di was very good. we redeemed some points and the 3 course menu was very good. We'd like to go back when less busy.
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  • Zia Teresa in Knightsbridge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    Zia Teresa in Knightsbridge is a genuine family restaurant in a phoney ares. Solid portions, good service and a broad menu.
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  • Zia Teresa, opposite Harrods
    luv2dine
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    Zia Teresa, opposite Harrods on Hans Road. Fantastic as usual.
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  • Great food, great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 31/3/2012
    Great food, great service. Absolutely loved the truffle pasta. Thanks for a great meal!
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  • Really nice meal at Zia Teresa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 26/3/2012
    Really nice meal at Zia Teresa in Knightsbridge. Although we were dining on the free toptable menu the service was really good - I would definitely eat there again if I was in the area. Only gripe was that wine was reasonably expensive but I guess you're paying for the location.
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  • Zia Teresa in London proved
    bluesbeater
    Dined on 26/3/2012
    Zia Teresa in London proved to be a pleasant enough restaurant with friendly staff, bang next to Harrods! Starter of mushrooms with cheese well done, the main of chicken grilled, the chicken was rather tough, enjoyed the steamed veg. Panacotta pudding very good! Toilets very highly scented! A little out of our area, so unlikely to come again
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  • Great service, good food,
    Gurmanka
    Dined on 22/3/2012
    Great service, good food, perfect place for a casual dinner before an evening event
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